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Scott Drew called me. Hilarity did not ensue.

Posted on: April 2, 2011 2:47 pm
Edited on: April 3, 2011 8:32 pm
 
SAN ANTONIO -- So Baylor coach Scott Drew called me a couple days ago. He called uninvited, unannounced. He called at 11:30 p.m.

He called because he was upset at me.

Seems I'd written a tweet a month earlier that had finally filtered its way through the Baylor fan base -- or the coaching community or wherever these things filter -- and reached his eyes. Here it is. Money quote? Me writing in the Tweet, "Shaddup Scott Drew."

That's the first part of this story. Now, we need some background:

The NCAA is checking into Drew's program right now, checking into reports like this one from FoxSports.com. And so am I, frankly. I've called around, talked to two different people who have been interviewed by the NCAA about Drew, and they paint a picture of confusion. Mainly, the NCAA is confused by what Scott Drew knew about potential violations, when he knew it, and how long it took him to act on it. It's the Jim Tressel thing, in other words.

The crux of the confusion centers on something that's not all that big. One of Drew's assistant coaches, Mark Morefield, reportedly sent multiple text messages in June 2010 to coaches of Baylor recruit Hanner Perea -- text messages that were against NCAA rules for reasons of timing. One of my sources said he warned Drew that Morefield was breaking NCAA texting rules, and that Drew told him, "I'll take care of it."

Now, the question is, did he? Both sources told me the illegal contact from Morefield to Perea's coaches -- some texting, some calls -- continued in some shape or form for months, not stopping until the NCAA began looking into it that fall.

So the question has become -- the question the NCAA wants to answer -- is one of compliance: Did Scott Drew stop Morefield from breaking NCAA rules as soon as he learned of it, or did he wait several months before putting his foot down?

That's the background. Now then, back to Scott Drew's phone call to me a few days ago. He wanted to know why I would be so harsh as to tell him, in a Tweet, to "shaddup."

So I told him. I told him I was angry that his assistant coach -- the same one, Mark Morefield -- had threatened to have Perea deported if Perea didn't follow through on his oral commitment to Baylor. Perea, a native of Colombia, is going to Indiana.

Drew to me: Well, two things about that. One, it wasn't me. And the NCAA hasn't issued a finding on that yet.

Me to Drew: You didn't deny that it happened, Scott.

Drew: (Silence.)

Me: Let me ask you something. The second you heard that your assistant coach, representing Baylor and you, threatened to have a kid from Columbia deported, did you fire him on the spot?

Drew: Well, no.

Me: Is that guy still on your staff?

Drew : Well, yes.

The conversation ended shortly thereafter, but what I will say here on this blog is what I already said last month on Twitter: Shaddup, Scott Drew.





Category: NCAAB
Tags: Baylor
 
Comments

Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: April 3, 2011 1:46 am
 

Scott Drew called me. Hilarity did not ensue.

It's bad enough that this entire article is a lie by Doyel, but what made me laugh is his first line......"He called uninvited, unannounced."  Uninvited, really?   LOL.   Like you are more important than Coach Drew?  Like you are more important than anybody?   LOL
Thanks for showing your true character in less than 1000 words.    I didn't realize I had to 'invite' someone or have them 'announce' that they are calling me?     Thanks for telling me I should start doing this, within 1 month I will be the laughing stock of all my friends if I start 'inviting' them to call me or telling them they must 'announce' it?  
You are truly a joke.....so - when do we get your retraction or your Tweet that you called coach Drew back and apologized for lying to him?    Do you have that in you?   Could you swallow your pride and apologize?   If not, I'd love to be the attorney to bring a suit against you.



Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: April 3, 2011 1:17 am
 

Scott Drew called me. Hilarity did not ensue.

I'm a little confused Doyel?
You said "Love it. Shaddup, Scott Drew." on your Twitter in response to the NCAA's ruling on the Perry Jones case.
Yet when Drew called you and asked why you said "Love it. Shaddup, Scott Drew." you said it was because you were angry at his assistant coach, Mark Morefield.
Huh? Those are two different reasons. Why did you give Drew a different reason when you were talking to him over the phone?Doesn't really make sense to me.



Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: April 3, 2011 1:17 am
 

Scott Drew called me. Hilarity did not ensue.

I'm a little confused Doyel?
You said "Love it. Shaddup, Scott Drew." on your Twitter in response to the NCAA's ruling on the Perry Jones case.
Yet when Drew called you and asked why you said "Love it. Shaddup, Scott Drew." you said it was because you were angry at his assistant coach, Mark Morefield.
Huh? Those are two different reasons. Why did you give Drew a different reason when you were talking to him over the phone?Doesn't really make sense to me.



Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: April 3, 2011 1:10 am
 

Scott Drew called me. Hilarity did not ensue.

http://twitter.com/greggdoyelcbs/st

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I don't care what anyone's feelings are about Coach Drew - the fact here is that Gregg Doyel is lying about this article.   Please see the tweet above (link) and it shows his original Tweet was about Perry Jones suspension and how Doyal jumped to conclusions and thought that Drew and/or Baylor somehow cheated and got in trouble w/ the NCAA.    Come to find out nothing happened w/ Drew or Baylor in this situation.  Instead of apologizing to Drew, he fabricates this story and tries to throw him under the bus.  Really Doyel?   The Tweet doesn't lie and I've saved it for legal reasons since you didn't realize we could research your twitter account and find that tweet.  
So the question now is - will you call Drew back and apologize?   99% chance you don't, but in the random case that you do I guarantee you won't write an article about you putting your foot in mouth. 
I don't have a problem with you asking Drew about his asst coach Morefield and the investigation into him, what I do have a problem with is you lying to your readers to make yourself look better - what are we - 6th graders?  Are you trying to be the cool kid in class?  



Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: April 3, 2011 12:09 am
 

Scott Drew called me. Hilarity did not ensue.

Just so everyone is clear - let me give you the facts.  
http://twitter.com/greggdoyelcbs/st

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This is the tweet Doyel is talking about - it happened about 5 hours after Drew's intense and passionate press conference after the OU game in the Big 12 tournament when Perry Jones III was suspended by the NCAA.  If you watch the press conference Drew is supporting his player and the player's family and was very upset w/ the NCAA's decision.  Before anyone knew what this was about or why Perry Jones was suspended Doyel goes after Drew on Twitter (see link above)  He like 100's think Drew or Baylor was in trouble w/ the NCAA because of their recruiting of Perry Jones.  Later everyone finds out it had nothing to do with Drew or Baylor.
My point is Gregg Doyel just lied about this entire story.  Look at the dates and Doyel is trying to tell Drew his tweet 5 hours after Drew's most passionate press conference telling him to 'shaddup' was about his asst coach whose story came out 8 months ago?   Doyel - you are a LIAR.  I can't believe you drum up this story about this tweet and what it was about, when you forgot your 'Tweets' are logged online.  So sad - I wonder if you'll have the character to apologize via twitter or apologize and call Drew back like a man and explain how you lied to him and messed up?   



Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: April 2, 2011 11:55 pm
 

Scott Drew called me. Hilarity did not ensue.

Doyel = Coward, liar, unprofessional, child gossip.....you're like a female who loves controversy and gossip.   For anyone calling Drew a cheat - please give 1 specific example?  Just 1?  
If you don't like his religion, or his boyhood looks, or the fact that he is a nice guy in a profession of punk coaches then that's your problem.  If you don't like him for what he did 6 years ago when he put out the flyer showing a picture of Texas Tech & Texas A&M w/ an X through their coaches face and Baylor and essentially saying which one of these schools has recruited a McDonald's All American - it was Baylor.  Drew has already apologized to the coaches for this years ago and regrets it.   I also disagree w/ that but he owned up to it and has done nothing since.  What this article is about is his asst coach who if he did what Doyel is saying he did I know Drew & especially Baylor would fire him. 
For others who thinks he cheated Baylor was on probation from the Dave Bliss crap for 6 years up until the Spring of 2010 so the NCAA was all over the program if there was just one little minor illegal thing happening at Baylor they would be done - and there WASNT.  
It's sad that cowards typing can spew hate w/ nothing to back it up.  In my opinion what Coach Drew did was honorable, he didn't go to all the other reporters he knows and backstab Doyel and call him names, etc etc.  He was a man and called him up in a respectful way - that's called Character, obviously something Doyel doesn't have unfortunately. 
Doyel - I really think you are a girl who loves gossip because even if I wasn't a Baylor fan and you did this to another coach I would think it's just about the lowest thing you could do in your profession.  We all know you were writing this tweet because it came out right after PJIII was suspended in the Big 12 Tourney and you told Drew to shaddup after his press conference when he was defending Perry Jones & his family - then you find out two days later that it had nothing to do with Drew or Baylor so you make up this crap that you told Drew to 'shaddup' 7 months after his asst allegedly did this?   Thanks for trying to cover your a$$ and lie.   



Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: April 2, 2011 10:36 pm
 

Scott Drew called me. Hilarity did not ensue.

Call me uninformed.  Call me inattentive.  But I don't know anything close to what other people are claiming for me, i.e., everybody knows Drew's a cheat, etc.  Why don't you people dial back the bravado, and speak for yourselves, instead of the world.

Now if you have some proof, not some 3rd hand story, I'll be glad to look at it.  But don't tell me what I know and don't know.



Since: Nov 18, 2007
Posted on: April 2, 2011 9:10 pm
 

Scott Drew called me. Hilarity did not ensue.

We all know Scott Drew runs a ruthless and scandal plagued program.  There is no other explanation for how he can be pulling Top 5 recruiting classes to BAYLOR!!!  If this program isn't banned form the tournament or losing major scholarships within 3 years, then I'll just assume they paid off the NCAA as well.



Since: Apr 2, 2011
Posted on: April 2, 2011 9:00 pm
 

Scott Drew called me. Hilarity did not ensue.

Really? Thats was a waste of my time. Seems unprofessional to post a discussion between two adults that are at the top of their professions. If you have a axe to grind, take it up with him. Trying to embarass him publicly in this way is a joke.  Get back to journalism please. Give us some insight and knowledge into college basketball that I am used to receiving from cbssportsline.com.



Since: Nov 5, 2008
Posted on: April 2, 2011 8:29 pm
 

Scott Drew called me. Hilarity did not ensue.

Drew's a punk and a cheater. We all knew that.


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